Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 05, 2005

MARYLAND

Cardinal to celebrate 50 years

Cardinal William H. Keeler will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his priesthood today with a special Mass. More than 200 priests and 40 bishops are expected to attend. The Mass at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen is open to the public. Keeler is a leading spokesman for the church in such areas as relations with other faiths and discussion with other Christian denominations. pg 1a

Deadly shooting in Cherry Hill

A deadly encounter in Cherry Hill on Monday night began with an argument between a carryout owner and a customer. It ended when the owner was shot in the head. Yesterday, city police announced the arrest of a man with an extensive criminal record - including a fatal shooting in 1977. pg 1a

NATIONAL

Bush defends Miers nomination

President Bush defended his Supreme Court nominee, essentially saying that his conservative supporters should trust his judgment that longtime friend and close adviser Harriet E. Miers would be the type of justice he promised to promote. pg 1a

Layoffs set back New Orleans

New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin announced with "great sadness" layoffs for half the city's work force because he was unable to get state or federal assistance to rescue the municipal budget. pg 4a

SPORTS

Mussina lifts Yankees in opener

Mike Mussina pitched scoreless ball into the sixth inning as the New York Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Angels, 4-2, last night in the opener of their American League Division Series. Earlier, the Chicago White Sox hit five home runs in a 14-2 rout of the Boston Red Sox in the other AL game, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres, 8-5, in the National League. pg 1e

TODAY

Art exhibit on Tuskegee study

An exhibit at Morgan State University presents an artist's response to the medical experiments by the federal government on black men in Alabama from the 1930s through the 1970s. pg 1c

BUSINESS

Md. job growth accelerates

Maryland's job growth from April to June was faster than in all but eight other states, helped along in part by the hot local housing market, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said yesterday. pg 1d

DOW -- DOWN

- 94.37

10,441.11

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-16.07

2,139.36

S&P -- DOWN

- 12.23

1,214.47

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

- 1.60

323.98

WORLD

U.S. troops begin Iraqi offensive

U.S. troops began another major offensive in western Iraq yesterday, and five U.S. service members had died in fighting over the past week. pg 9a

Nobel for 2 Americans, German

Americans John L. Hall and Roy J. Glauber and a German, Theodor W. Haensch, won the Nobel Prize in physics for optics research that has improved accuracy of such instruments as global positioning system locators and atomic clocks. pg 11a

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It now looks like many areas in the Mid-Atlantic states are going to see an inch-and-a-half of rain, including Virginia and Maryland

DOUGLAS LECOMTE, A METEROLOGIST AT THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION'S CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER, ARTICLE, PG 1A.

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MD. DROUGHT

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FUEL COSTS

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